London (CNN)John Bercow, the outgoing Speaker of the UK House of Commons, has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson against ignoring the law and implementing a no-deal Brexit on October 31, a move that he compared to “robbing a bank.”
Speaker of UK House of Commons vows to stop Johnson ‘robbing a bank’ with no-deal Brexit
Bercow said he would allow Parliament to use “additional procedural creativity” to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.
His speech, at the annual Bingham lecture in London on Thursday, comes after a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit was made law Monday. Later that day, Parliament was suspended, or prorogued, for five weeks at Johnson’s request.